4 Star 88x31The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin.  SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive.  Join us today! Make a membership donation, take action and learn about volunteer opportunities!


Action & Events

Help Raise 10,000 Redwoods!

October 3, 2016

SPAWN needs your help to raise thousands of native redwood and other trees through our 10,000 Redwoods Project over the next three years. With your tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you’ll Raise a...

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

October 2, 2015

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Days – Every Friday

October 21, 2016
10:00 AM
December 30, 2016
02:00 PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Headquarters

Every Friday! 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Drop in to our Native Plant Nursery at our main office site in Olema, Calif. We will be working each Friday to propagate plants for future restoration


Why I Give Monthly: In the Words of Donors

October 20, 2016

In the words of the people who support Turtle Island’s vision to protect animals and fight against extinction. Turtle Island Restoration Network pro...

Marin Academy Students Raise Funds for our 10,000 Redwoods Project

October 2, 2016

Alex Paff and Katie Joyce are both Seniors at Marin Academy who were introduced to SPAWN through their high school biology teacher Liz Gottlieb. This ...

Fall Nursery Update

October 2, 2016

This fall, two abandoned buildings on the National Park Service property are being torn down right as part of a joint plan with the Point Reyes Nation...

Salmon Resources